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    Read Device's DateFormat

    Hi All,

    Is there any way to read the date format specified on the device? I can read the locale through the system.property, but since J2ME doesn't support the locale class as such I cant read values from that, neither does it support SimpleDateFormat/DateFormat classes.

    In such cases what is the choice I have if I want to format the date in my application based on the date format the user has set in the date/calendar settings on the device?
    Cheers,
    Mayank

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    Re: Read Device's DateFormat

    There is no standard way to know this.

    On Series 60 3rd Edition FP2 and later, you might be able to use:

    Code:
    String dateFormat = System.getProperty("com.nokia.mid.dateformat");
    String timeFormat = System.getProperty("com.nokia.mid.timeformat");
    These should use the same format as java.text.SimpleDateFormat in J2SE.

    Graham.

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    Re: Read Device's DateFormat

    Thanks for the reply as always.

    I am targetting S40 devices currently and going forward I would like to use pretty much the same codebase for non-Nokia devices as well. In such cases the solution mentioned will not work for me. Is there anything else that I can do to ensure the date shown in my application is in the format of the device?
    Cheers,
    Mayank

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    Re: Read Device's DateFormat

    The only way is to include a date format as part of the localized text package. So, one of the strings in your text file would be "dd/mm/yyyy" or "mm/dd/yyyy" or "yyyy/mm/dd", depending on locale.

    Graham.

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